Papers and Presentations

Papers

  • Suchomel, Leslie, Parker, Macinga.  How long is enough? Identification of product dry-time as the primary driver of alcohol-based hand rub efficacy"  (submitted)
  • Eggers, Doyle, Lefthand, Young, Nall, Kindness, Other Medicine, Ford, Dietrich, Parker, Hoover, Camper.  Community Engaged Cumulative Risk Assessment of Exposure to Inorganic Well Water Contaminants in a Native American Community , Montana.  (submitted)
  • Smith, Tigges, Andrilli, Bothner, Parker, Foreman.  Dynamic processing of DOM: Insight from Exometabolomics, Spectroscopy and Spectrometry.   (submitted)
  • A. Parker, B. Pitts, L. Lorenz, P. Stewart. Polynomial accelerated solutions to a LARGE Gaussian model for imaging biofilms: in theory and finite precision. Journal of the American Statistical Association (to appear)
  • Davis, Gerlach, Barnhart, Parker, Fields.  Type and amount of organic amendments affect enhanced biogenic methane production from coal and microbial community structure. Fuel, 211:600-608, January, 2018: pdf

  • Xu, Wei,Mettetal,Han, Rau, Tie, May, Pathe, Reddy, Sullivan, Parker, Maul, Brennan, Mann.  Surface micropattern reduces colonization and medical device-associated infections.   J. Medical Microbiology , October, 2017: pdf
  • C. Fox and A. Parker. Accelerated Gibbs sampling of normal distributions using matrix splittings and polynomials. Bernoulli  23(4B):3711-3743, 2017: pdf.

  • E. Mann, C Magin, M. Mettetal, M. Drinker, R. May, M. Henry, H. DeLoid, J. Prater, L. Sullivan, J. Thomas, M. Twite, A. Parker, A. Brennan, S. Reddy.  Micropatterned Endotracheal Tubes Reduce Secretion-Related Lumen Occlusion.  Annals of Biomedical Engineering  44(12): 3645-3654, 2016.
  • J. Bingham, G. Abell, L. Kienast, L. Lerner, B. Matuschek, W. Mullins, A. Parker, N. Reynolds, D. Salisbury, J. Seidel, E. Young and J Kirk. Healthcare Worker Hand Contamination at Critical Moments in Outpatient Care Settings.  AJIC  44(1):1198-1202, 2016.
  • L. Wahlen, A. Parker, D. Walker, M. Pasmore, P. Sturman. Predictive modeling for hot water inactivation of planktonic and bio lm-associated Sphingomonas parapaucimobilis to support hot water sanitization programs. Biofouling 32(7) 2016.
  • James W. Arbogast, Laura Moore-Schiltz, William R. Jarvis, Amanda Harpster-Hagen, Jillian Hughes, Albert Parker. Impact of a Comprehensive Workplace Hand Hygiene Program on Employer Healthcare Insurance Claims plus Costs, Absenteeism, and Employee Perceptions and Practices. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.  58(6): e231 - e240, 2016.

  • Leslie, Donskey, Zabarsky, Parker, Macinga, Assadian. Measuring Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Volume Used By Healthcare Workers In Practice. Antimicrobial Resistance & Infection Control Journal, 4(Suppl 1): P295, ICPIC 2015.
  • James Moberly, Seth D'Imperio, Albert E Parker, Brent M Peyton. Microbial Community Signature in Lake Coeur d'Alene: Association of Environmental Variables and Toxic Heavy Metal Phases.  Applied Geochemistry 66: 174-183, 2015.
  • Lauchnor, Topp, Parker, Gerlach. Whole cell kinetics of ureolysis by Sporosarcina pasteurii. Journal of Applied Micobiology 118: 1321 - 1332, 2015: pdf, Supplementary material: docx
  • M. Hamilton and A. Parker. Disinfectant Test Results: How to Average Across Laboratories. Center for Biofilm Engineering, KSA-SM-15. March 21, 2015.
  • B. Fritz, D. Walker, D. Goveia, A. Parker, D. Goeres. Evaluation of Petrifilm Aerobic Count plates as an equivalent alternative to drop plating on R2A agar plates in a biofilm disinfectant efficacy test. Current Microbiology70(3): 450-456, 2015.
  • Mann, Mettetal, May, Drinker, Stevenson, Baiamonte, Marso, Dannemiller, Parker, Reddy, Sande. Surface micropattern resists bacterial contamination transferred by healthcare practitioners. Journal of Microbiology and Experimentation 1(5), 2014: pdf
  • A. Parker. Mountain (grouse) man. Outside Bozeman, October 2, 2014; version: heavily editedoriginal.
  • D. Macinga, D. Shumaker, P. Werner, S. Edmonds, R. Leslie, A. Parker, and J. Arbogast. The Relative Influences of Product Volume Delivery Format and Alcohol Concentration on Dry-Time and Efficacy of Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs BMC Infectious Diseases 14:511, 2014.
  • James Folsom, Albert Parker, and Ross Carlson. Physiological and Proteomic Analysis of Escherichia coli Iron-Limited Chemostat Growth. Journal of Bacteriology 196(15):2748-2761, May 2014.
  • A. Parker, D. Walker, D. Goeres, N. Allan, M. Olson, and A. Omar. Ruggedness and Reproducibility of the MBEC biofilm disinfectant efficacy test. Journal of Microbiological Methods, 102: 55-64, 2014: pdf
  • R. May, M. Hoffman, M. Sogo, A. Parker, G. O'Toole, A. Brennan, and S. Reddy. Micro-patterned surfaces reduce bacterial colonization and biofilm formation in vitro: Potential for enhancing endotracheal tube designs. Clinical and Translational Medicine, 3:8, 2014.
  • N. Mallette, E. Pankratz, A. Parker, G. Strobel, S. Busse, R. Carlson, B. Peyton. Evaluation of cellulose as a substrate for hydrocarbon fuel production by Ascocoryne sarcoides (NRRL 50072). Journal of Sustainable Energy Systems 4(1), 33-49, 2014.
  • C. Fox and A. Parker. Convergence in variance of Chebyshev accelerated Gibbs samplers. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, 36(1):A124-A147, 2014: pdf
  • S. Tomasino, A. Parker, and M. Hamilton. Use of Statistical Modeling to Reassess the Performance Standard for the AOAC Use-dilution Methods (955.15 and 964.02) JAOAC International, 97(1): 68-77, 2014.
  • A. Parker, M. Hamilton, and S. Tomasino. A Statistical Model for Assessing Performance Standards for Quantitative and Semi-quantitative Disinfectant Test Methods. JAOAC International, 97(1):58-67, 2014. Appendices with R code
  • Ryder M, James G, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, An in vitro comparison of intraluminal biofilm bacteria transfer of three peripheral intravenous valved blood control catheters. AJIC, 41(6):S127-S128, June, 2013.
  • M. Hamilton and A. Parker. Using R to calculate confidence intervals for the repeatability and reproducibility standard deviations and the intra-laboratory correlation coefficient of a disinfectant test method. Center for Biofilm Engineering, KSA-SM-14. November 7, 2013
  • A. E. Parker. Interlaboratory Study to Establish Precision Statements for ASTM E2871-13: Standard Test Method for Evaluating Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm Grown in CDC Biofilm Reactor using the Single Tube Method. ASTM International, research report RR:E35-1008, October, 2013.
  • C.R. Allen, O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook, M.D. Burr, A.E. Parker and E.C. Hafla. Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Effects on Nitrogen Removal in Model Treatment Wetlands. Water Science and Technology, 68(11): 2337-2343, 2013.
  • M. Hamilton, G. Hamilton, D. Goeres, and A. Parker. Guidelines for the Statistical Analysis of a Collaborative Study of a Laboratory Disinfectant Product Performance Test Method. JAOAC International 96(5):1138-1151, September, 2013. Appendices with R code.
  • A. Parker and M. Hamilton. Using R to assess resemblance, repeatability, and reproducibility for quantitative and semi-quantitative disinfectant methods. Center for Biofilm Engineering, KSA-SM-13. August 7, 2013
  • R. Pines, S. Tomasino, M. Cottrill, G. Hamilton, and A. Parker. Procedural Revision to the Germicidal Spray Products as Disinfectants Test Method: Establishment of Minimum and Maximum Log Density Values for Test Microbes on Inoculated Carriers. JAOAC International, 96(3): 567-572, May, 2013.
  • E. L. Sandvik; B. R. McLeod, A. E. Parker and P. Stewart. Direct electric current treatment under physiologic saline conditions kills Staphylococcus epidermidis biofilms via electrolytic generation of hypochlorous acid. PLOS ONE 8(2), 1-14, 2013.
  • J. M. Bardsley, A. Solonen, A. Parker, H. Haario, and M. Howard. An ensemble Kalman filter using the conjugate gradient sampler. International Journal of Uncertainty Quantification. 3(4), 357-370, 2013: pdf
  • J. L. Faulwetter, M. D. Burr, A. E. Parker, O. R. Stein, A. K. Camper. Influence of sulfate reducing bacteria and ammonia oxidizing bacteria on nutrient cycling in constructed wetland microcosms. Microbial Ecology. 65(1):111-127, 2013.
  • J. Bardsley, A. Parker, A. Solonen, and M. Howard. Krylov Space Methods for Kalman Filtering. Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications. 20(2), 171-184, 2013: pdf
  • C.R. Allen, O.R. Stein, P.B. Hook, M.D. Burr, A.E. Parker and E.C. Hafla. Temperature, Plant Species and Residence Time Effects on Nitrogen Removal in Model Treatment Wetlands. Proc. 13th Inter. Conf. on Wetland Systems for Water Pollution Control. Perth, Australia, November 25-29, 2012.
  • S. Tomasino, A. Parker, M. Hamilton, G. Hamilton. Performance of the AOAC Use-dilution Method with Targeted Modifications: A Collaborative Study. JAOAC International. 95(6): 1618-1628, 2012.
  • A. Parker and C. Fox. Sampling Gaussian Distributions in Krylov Spaces with Conjugate GradientsSIAM Journal on Scientific Computing. 34(3), 2012: pdf
  • T. Gedeon, A. Parker, and A. Dimitrov. The mathematical structure of Information Bottleneck methods. Entropy: Special issue for the Information Bottleneck Method 14(3):456-479, 2012.
  • A. E. Parker. Interlaboratory study for ASTM method E2799-11 Standard Test Method for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa Biofilm using the MBEC Assay. ASTM International, research report RR:E35-1006, 2011.
  • A. Agostinho, A. Hartman, C. Lipp, A. Parker, P. Stewart, G. James. An in vitro model for the growth and analysis of chronic wound MRSA biofilms. Journal of Applied Microbiology, 111, 1275-1282, 2011: pdf
  • Sabrina Behnke, Albert Parker, Dawn Woodall, and Anne Camper. Comparing the chlorine disinfection of detached biofilm clusters with sessile biofilms and planktonic cells in single and dual species cultures. Applied and Environmental Microbiology, 77(20): 7176-7184, 2011.
  • A. Corbin, B. Pitts, A. Parker and P. Stewart. Antimicrobial Penetration and Effcacy in an In-Vitro Oral Biofilm Model. Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy, 55: 3338 - 3344, July 2011.
  • A. E. Parker and M. A. Hamilton. Assessing Resemblance, Repeatability and Reproducibility for quantitative methods. Center for Biofilm Engineering, KSA-SM-10, 2011.
  • D. L. Williams, K. L. Woodbury, A. E. Parker, R. D. Bloebaum. A Modified CDC Biofilm Reactor to Produce Mature Biofilms on the Surface of PEEK Membranes for an In Vivo Animal Model Application. Current Microbiology, 62(6): 1657-1663, 2011.
  • M. A. Hamilton and A. E. Parker. Enumerating viable cells by pooling counts for several dilutions. Center for Biofilm Engineering, KSA-SM-06, October 2010.
  • J. P. Folsom, L. Richards, B. Pitts, F. Roe, G. D. Ehrlich, A. Parker, A. Mazurie, and P. S. Stewart. Physiology of Pseudomonas aeruginosa in Biofilms as Revealed by Transcriptional Profiling. BMC Microbiology, 10:294, 2010.
  • A. Parker, A. Dimitrov and T. Gedeon. Symmetry breaking clusters in soft clustering decoding of neural codes. IEEE Transactions on Information Theory: Special Issue on Molecular Biology and Neurosicence. 56(2): 901-927 February 2010: pdf

  • T. Gedeon, A. Parker, C. Campion, and Z. Aldworth. Annealing and the normalized N-cut. Pattern Recognition, 41(2):592-606. February 2008: pdf.

  • C. Vogel, D. Arathorn, A. Roorda, and A. Parker. Retinal motion estimation and image dewarping in adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy. Optics Express, vol 14, pp. 487-497. January, 2006: pdf
  • A Roorda, EA Rossi, Y Zhang, SB Stevenson, DW Arathorn, CR Vogel, A Parker, Q Yang.  Applications For Eye–Motion–Corrected Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope Videos.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, Vol.47, 1808.  May 2006.

  • C. Vogel, D. Arathorn, A. Parker, and A. Roorda. Retinal motion tracking in adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy, Proceedings of OSA Conference on Signal Recovery and Synthesis. JTuC2, Charlotte NC, June 2005.
  • Albert Parker and Tomas Gedeon. Bifurcations of a class of Sn-invariant constrained optimization problems, Journal of Dynamics and Differential Equations, 16(3):629--678, July 2004: pdf
  • Albert Parker. A Bayesian Approach to Hierarchical Model Building. Masters project in statistics, MSU-Bozeman. May 3, 2004: pdf

  • Albert E. Parker, Tomas Gedeon, and Alexander Dimitrov. Annealing and the rate distortion problem. In S. Thrun, S. Becker and K. Obermayer, editors, Advances in Neural Information Processing Systems 15, 969-976. MIT Press, 2003: pdf
  • A. Dimitrov, T. Gedeon, B. Mumey, R. Snider, Z. Aldworth, A. E. Parker, and J. P. Miller. Derivation of natural stimulus feature set using a data-driven model. Chapter in P. M. A. Sloot, D. Abramson, A. V. Bogdanov, J. Dongarra, A. Y. Zomaya, and Y. E. Gorbachev, editors, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2660:337-345, Springer, August 2003: pdf
  • Albert E. Parker. Symmetry Breaking Bifurcations of the Information Distortion. Ph.D. Thesis. Montana State University-Bozeman. May 2003. (double spaced for one sided printing): pdf (1.6MB); (singlespaced for two sided printing): pdf (1.6MB).
  • Tomas Gedeon, Albert E. Parker and Alexander G. Dimitrov. Information Distortion and Neural Coding. Canadian Applied Mathematics Quarterly, 10(1): 33-70. Spring, 2003: pdf or ps
  • A. G. Dimitrov, J.P. Miller, Z. Aldsworth, T. Gedeon and A. E. Parker. Analysis of neural coding through quantization with an information-based distortion measure. Network: Computation in Neural Systems, 14: 151-176, February 2003: pdf
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  • A. G. Dimitrov, J.P. Miller, Z. Aldsworth, and A. Parker. Spike pattern-based coding schemes in the cricket cercal sensory system. Neurocomputing, 44-46, 373-379, 2002: pdf, ps

  • S. Kubiak, H. Lehr, R. Levy, T. Moeller, A. Parker, and E. Swim. Modeling Control of HIV Infection through Structured Treatment Interruptions with Recommendations for Experimental Protocol. Report 5 in Pierre A. Gremaud, Zhilin Li, Ralph C. Smith, and Hien T. Tran, editors, Center for Research in Scientific Computing at North Carolina State University Technical Report, CRSC-TR01-27. November 2001: pdf or ps

  • "Standard Optimization Schemes applied to a Neural Coding and Decoding Model". Technical report, Center for Computational Biology, MSU, December 19, 2000: pdf or ps

Presentations

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  • Stat Workshop at Sharklet, Denver, October 16, 2017.
  • Who goes in and out of the hospital patient room?  Arbogast, Quinn, Clark, Moore, Thompson, Wagner, Young, Parker.  APIC 44th Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, June 14-16, 2017.
  • Nursing Preference for Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Volume.  R. Martinello, J.  Arbogast, A. Parker, J.  Boyce. Poster at SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, St Louis, MO, March 29-31, 2017. 
  • Evaluation of the effectiveness of 2% tetra sodium EDTA
    against six antibiotic resistant organisms in an in vitro vascular catheter model. Ryder, Pulcini, Parker, James.  Poster at SHEA Spring 2017 Conference, St Louis, MO, March 29-31, 2017. 

  •  Changes in a method's variability when used for low level claims.  Goeres and Parker, Biofilm Science and Technology Meeting, Washington DC, Feb 1, 2017.


  • Using statistical confidence and power to assess performance standards for biofilm claims using the Single Tube Method.   Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 20, 2016.
  • Stat Workshop at  Lonza, Alpharetta, GA, May 24, 2016.

  • Stat Workshop at  Proctor & Gamble, Mason, OH, March 7, 2016.

  • Accelerated Linear and (and slow non-linear) Bayesian solutions of 3-D Confocal Microscope Movies of Biofilms.  CIMAT, Guanajuato, Feb 24, 2016.

  • Using statistical confidence and power to assess performance standards for antimicrobial test methods.  Biofilm Science and Technology Meeting, Washington DC, Feb 10, 2016.


  • Quantifying biofilm characteristics over time from 3-D confocal microscope movies.  Baxter Healthcare, Chicago, October 27, 2015.
  • Quantifying biofilm characteristics over time from 3-D confocal microscope movies.  Workshop at American Society for Microbiology Biofilm Conference, Chicago, October 24, 2015.
  • Keepin' it RRRRRRReal: The R's of biofilm methods. Workshop at American Society for Microbiology Biofilm Conference, Chicago, October 24, 2015.
  • Sonication ruggedness of efficacy tests in the single tube method (ASTM E2871).   J. Summers, D. Goeres, A. Parker, D. Walker.  Poster at Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 16, 2015.
  • Quantifying biofilm characteristics over time from 3-D confocal microscope movies. Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 16, 2015.
  • Quantitation via Image Analysis. Montana Biofilm Meeting Workshop. Bozeman, MT, July 13, 2015.
  • Keepin' it Real: The R's of biofilm methods. Montana Biofilm Meeting Workshop. Bozeman, MT, July 13, 2015.
  • Linear and non-linear Bayesian models of 3-D Confocal Microscope Movies of Biofilms. Montana Uncertainty Quantification Conference, University of Montana, June 26, 2015 ppt
  • MEASURING ALCOHOL-BASED HAND RUB VOLUME USED BY HEALTHCARE WORKERS IN PRACTICE. Leslie, Donskey, Zabarsky, Parker, Macinga, Assadian. Poster at 3rd International Conference on Prevention and Infection Control. Geneva, June 16-19, 2015: pdf
  • Bacterial transfer, biofilm formation and effect of device design in four peripheral IV blood-control catheters. Ryder, Pulcini, Parker, James. Poster at Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition, Louisville, KY, May 16-21, 2015.

  • Method validation: a case study of the single tube biofilm method, S31.Conference on Recent Advances in Microbial Control, Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology, San Francisco, November 12, 2014: pdf
  • Fast solutions to LARGE Bayesian linear models of 3-D Confocal Microscope Images of Biofilms. Physics Department Seminar at Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand, October 20, 2014.
  • Investigating culture effects of light irradiance and initial biomass concentration in Nannochloropsis Oceana species using response surface methodology. Todd Pedersen, Rob Gardner, Brent Peyton, and Al Parker. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014: pdf
  • "Comparison of Bacterial Transfer and Biofilm Formation on Intraluminal Catheter Surfaces Among Fourteen Connectors in a Clinically Simulated in vitro Model." Ryder M, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014: pdf
  • "Biofilm Parameter Estimation Using Inverse Methods" Benjamin Jackson, James Connolly, Al Parker, Isaac Klapper, Robin Gerlach. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014.
  • "A ruggedness analysis of sonication in the Single Tube Method (ASTM E2871-12)" Blaine Fritz, Al Parker, Diane Walker. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014: pptx
  • "Treatment-Associated Bias Assessment of the Single Tube Method (ASTM E2871-12)" D. Goveia, B. Fritz, L. Lorenz, A. Parker, D. Walker, D. Goeres. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014: pptx
  • "The Sharklet micro-pattern limits bacterial adherence and biofilm: a potential technological improvement for endotracheal tube design" Ethan E. Mann, Rhea M. May, M. Ryan Mettetal, Matthew G. Hoffman, Melinda J. Sogo, Albert E. Parker, George A. O'Toole, Anthony B. Brennan, and Shravanthi T. Reddy. Poster session at the CBE Montana Biofilm Meeting, Bozeman, MT, July 2014.
  • "Using Polynomials to Sample from Large Gaussians Used to Model 3-D Confocal Microscope Images of Biofilms" Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America, University of Montana, June 27, 2014.
  • "Using Inverse Methods to Estimate Biomineralization Parameters in a Biofilm" Benjamin Jackson, James Connolly, Al Parker, Isaac Klapper, Robin Gerlach. Annual Meeting of the Pacific Northwest Section of the Mathematical Association of America, University of Montana, June 27, 2014.
  • "A Comparative Evaluation of a Polyurethane Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter (PICC) versus a Titanium Bonded PICC in a Chronic Sheep Model." Ryder, M, Gunther, R., Whitehair, K., Parker, A., Taylor. Poster at World Congress of Vascular Access, Berlin Germany, June 18-20, 2014.
  • "Comparison of Bacterial Transfer and Biofilm Formation on Intraluminal Catheter Surfaces Among Fourteen Connectors in a Clinically Simulated in vitro Model." Ryder M, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. Poster at World Congress of Vascular Access, Berlin Germany, June 18-20, 2014: pdf
  • "An in vitro Comparison of Intraluminal Biofilm Bacteria Transfer of Three Peripheral Intravenous Valved Blood Control Catheters" Ryder M, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, and James G. Poster at World Congress of Vascular Access, Berlin Germany, June 18-20, 2014: pptx
  • "Validation of Standard Methods for Growing & Efficacy Testing Biofilms." Darla Goeres, Kelli Buckingham-Meyer, Marty Hamilton, Lindsey Lorenz, Al Parker, Paul Sturman, Diane Walker. Poster at Biofilms 6, University of Vienna, May 11-13, 2014.
  • "Using Polynomials to Sample from Large Gaussians Used to Model 3-D Confocal Microscope Images of Biofilms." Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) Conference on Uncertainty Quantification, Savannah, GA, April 2, 2014: abstract
  • "EPA's Technical Laboratory Workshop: Antimicrobial Efficacy Test Methods and Activities February 18-19, 2014" CBE seminar, MSU, March 6, 2014: pptx.

  • "Using polynomials and matrix splittings to sample from LARGE Gaussians." An invited talk at SCMIP workshop, CIMAT, Guanajuato, Mexico, August 2, 2013.
  • "Differences in peripheral IV blood control catheter design and biofilm formation" Marcia Ryder, Elinor deLancey Pulcini, Albert Parker, and Garth James. Poster at CBEs Montana Biofilm Meeting, July, 2013.
  • "Using polynomials and matrix splittings to sample from LARGE Gaussians." An invited talk at Aerospace Computational Design Laboratory Seminar, Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics at MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 4, 2013.
  • "Assessing the statistical properties of laboratory methods." An invited talk at Sherwin Williams in Cleveland, OH, April 10, 2013:
  • "Novel Micro-Patterned Surfaces Reduce Biofilm Formation of Staphylococcus aureus and Pseudomonas aeruginosa" Rhea M. May, Matthew G. Hoffman, Melinda J. Sogo, George O'Toole, Albert Parker, and Shravanthi T. Reddy. American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, Denver, May 18-21, 2013.
  • "An in vitro comparison of intraluminal biofilm bacteria transfer of three peripheral intravenous valved blood control catheters" M. Ryder, G. James, E. Pulcini and A. Parker. 40th annual APIC conference, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, Ft Lauderdale, June, 2013: ppt
  • "Peripheral IV Blood Control Catheter Design and Biofilm Formation." Ryder M, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. Poster at Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition, Charlotte, NC, May 18-23, 2013: pptx
  • "Comparison of Bacterial Transfer and Biofilm Formation on Intraluminal Catheter Catheter Surfaces Among Eight Connectors in a Clinically Simulated in vitro Model" Ryder M, deLancey Pulcini E, Parker A, James G. American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), Clinical Nutrition Week 2013. Phoenix, Feb 9-12, 2013.
  • "Some implementation issues with Gaussian iterative samplers in finite precision." Southern Uncertainty Quantification conference. Dunedin, New Zealand, Jan 7, 2013: pptx

  • "The effect of a titanium bonded PICC on the reduction of extraluminal catheter surface fibrin deposition and venous thrombosis in an in vivo clinically simulated ovine model (pilot study)." Ryder M, Gunther R, Griffey S, Breznock G, Parker A. Association for Vascular Access, San Antonio, October 2012.
  • "Statistical methods for analyzing research data." American Society for Microbiology Biofilm Conference Workshop, Miami, September 29, 2012:pptx.
  • "Evaluation of Fluid Path Colonization in NeedleFree Connectors and Biofilm Formation in Central Venous Catheters." Elinor deLancey Pulcini, Al Parker, Marcia Ryder, Alison Burcar, Garth James. ASM Biofilm Meeting, Miami, September, 2012: pptx
  • "Experimental design and statistical analysis of in vitro models of oral biofilms" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting Workshop, MSU-Bozeman, July, 2012 (example DFR reactor data): pptx.
  • "Statistics and Biofilms." An invited talk at 3M in Minneapolis, MN. June 29, 2012:
  • "In vitro comparison of biofilm formation in blood control (BC) and non BC-PIV catheters." Marcia Ryder, Elinor deLancey Pulcini, Albert Parker, Steve Fisher, Laura Bickle, and Garth James. Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition. Las Vegas, NV. April 30-May 3, 2012.
  • "Building Soft Clusters of Data via the Information Bottleneck Method." Russell J. Ricker, Albert E. Parker, Tomas Gedeon, Alexander G. Dimitrov. Undergraduate Scholars poster session, Bozeman, MSU, April 19, 2012: pptx
  • "Evaluation of 3M. Petrifilm. AC plates as an equivalent alternative to drop plating on R2A agar plates in a biofilm system." Blaine Fritz, Darla Goeres, Diane Walker, Al Parker, Danielle Orr. Undergraduate Scholars poster session, Bozeman, MSU, April 19, 2012.
  • "Statistical Assessment and Standardization of the MBEC Assay for Testing Disinfectant Efficacy against Pseudomonas aeruginosa biofilm." Innovotech's EVALUATION OF ADHESION AND BIOFILM FORMATION ON MEDICAL DEVICES WORKSHOP to attendants from FDA, NIST and industry. Silver Spring, Maryland. April 12, 2012.
  • "The Effect of Chlorhexidine Catheter Coating Compared to an Uncoated and Biomimetic Catheter on the Reduction of Fibrin Sheath Formation in an in vivo Clinically Simulated Ovine Model." Ryder M., Gunther RA., Sylvia CJ., Breznock EM., Griffey S., Parker A. SHEA, Jacksonville, FL. April, 2012.
  • "The Effect of Chlorhexidine Catheter Coating Compared to a Biomimetic Catheter on the Reduction of Fibrin Sheath Formation in the presence of Staphylococcus aureus colonization in an in vivo Clinically Simulated Ovine Model" Ryder M., Gunther RA., Sylvia CJ., Breznock EM., Griffey S., James G., Pulcini E., Parker A.. SHEA, Jacksonville, FL. April, 2012.

  • "Polynomial Accelerated Iterative Sampling of Normal Distributions" SIAM's 7th International Congress on Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computations, and Inverse Problems Symposium. Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 19, 2011: ppt
  • "Using equivalence testing in microbiology" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting, MSU-Bozeman, July, 2011: ppt
  • "Differences in Bacterial Transfer and Fluid Path Colonization through Needle-free Connector-Catheter Systems In Vitro." Ryder, M., James, G., Pulcini, E. Bickle, L., Pesch, M., Parker, A. Infusion Nurses Society (INS) Annual Convention and Industrial Exhibition. Louisville, Kentucky at the Kentucky International Convention Center. May 23-26, 2011.
  • "Importance of Statistical Design and Analysis" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting Workshop, MSU-Bozeman, Feb, 2011 (example MBEC data): pptx.
  • "Differences in Bacterial Transfer and Fluid Path Colonization through Needle-free Connector-Catheter Systems In Vitro." Ryder, M., James, G., Pulcini, E. Bickle, L., Pesch, M., Parker, A. The Society for Healthcare and Epidemiology of America (SHEA), Poster Session at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Dallas. April 1-4, 2011.

  • "Drawing samples from high dimensional Gaussians using polynomials" at the American Statistical Association Montana Chapter meeting, Bozeman, MT. September 14, 2010: ppt
  • "A Modified CDC Biofilm Reactor to Produce Mature Biofilms on the Surface of PEEK Membranes for an In Vivo Animal Model Application." Williams, D.L., Woodbury, K.L., Parker, A.E., and Bloebaum, R.D. Poster Session at the Montana Biofilm Meeting, MSU-Bozeman, July 2010.
  • "Statistically assessing limits of detection and performance standards" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting, MSU-Bozeman, July, 2010: ppt
  • "Importance of Statistical Design and Analysis" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting Workshop, MSU-Bozeman, July, 2010 (example CDC reactor data): ppt.
  • "A Modified CDC Biofilm Reactor to Produce Mature Biofilms on the Surface of PEEK Membranes for an In Vivo Animal Model Application. Williams, D.L., Woodbury, K.L., Parker, A.E., and Bloebaum, R.D. Poster Session at the 110th Am. Soc. Microbiol. Gen. Meet. 2820. May, San Diego, 2010.
  • "Accelerating Gibbs sampling using matrix decompositions." Workshop on Statistical Inference and Partial Differential Equations (SIPE). University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. January 18, 2010:pptx
  • "Ruggedness assessment and experimental design in the biofilm laboratory." Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) and Antimicrobials Division (AD) of the EPA, Fort Meade, Maryland, December 2-3, 2009.
  • "Ruggedness Assessment and Experimental Design in the Biofilm Laboratory." 5th American Society for Microbiology Conference on Biofilms. Standardized Biofilm Methods Workshop. Cancun, Mexico. November 15, 2009.
  • "Using linear solvers to sample large Gaussians" at the Applied Math Seminar, MSU-Bozeman, October 29, 2009: pptx
  • "Accelerated Gibbs sampling from multivariate normal distributions" at the Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquim at the University of Montana, Missoula. October 19, 2009: ppt
  • Symmetry breaking in soft clustering decoding of neural codes A. G. Dimitrov, A. Parker and T. Gedeon. Poster presentation in BMC Neuroscience, 10(Suppl 1):P120, July 13, 2009.
  • "Some Statistical considerations in molecular methods" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting, MSU-Bozeman, July 9, 2009: ppt.
  • "Ruggedness Assessment and Experimental Design in the Biofilm Laboratory" at the Biofilm Science & Technology Meeting Workshop, MSU-Bozeman, July 6, 2009 (example CDC reactor data): ppt

  • "Statistical thinking in antibiofilm research" with Cord and Marty at the Medical Biofilm Lab and then the Standardized Biofilm Methods Lab, Montana State University. October 22, 2008: ppt
  • "CG optimizers, Lanczos Eigensolvers, and sampling" Electronics Lab Meeting. University of Otago, Dunedin. March 13, 2008.
  • "Exact versus Lanczos Eigensolvers" Electronics Lab Meeting. University of Otago, Dunedin. February 28, 2008.

  • "Gaussian Processes" Electronics Lab Meeting. University of Otago, Dunedin. October 5, 2007.

  • "Eye Motion Estimation and Image Dewarping using a Map Seeking Circuit" Center for Adaptive Optics Spring Retreat, Image Processing Workshop. UC Santa Cruz. March 30, 2006: pdf

  • "Symmetry Breaking when deciphering the neural code," Department of Mathematical Sciences Colloquim at the University of Montana, Missoula. September 12, 2005: ppt
  • "Retinal Motion Tracking in Adaptive Optics Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscopy" Optical Society of America Conference 2005: Signal Recovering in Adaptive Optics. Charlotte, NC, June, 2005: pdf
  • "Dewarping Images from a Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope" Center for Adaptive Optics, SLO image processing meeting. UC Berkeley, April 19, 2005: ppt

  • "Tracking Eye Motion from Retinal Scan Data with a Map Seeking Circuit" Center for Adaptive Optics Fall Retreat, Controlling Eye Movements Session. UCLA Conference Center, Lake Arrowhead, CA. November 13, 2004: pdf
  • "Your Brain, Crickets, and Math" Longfellow Elementary School. Bozeman, MT. May, 2004.

  • "Phase Transitions in the Information Distortion" Neural Information Processing Systems 2003 workshop on Information Theory and Learning: The Bottleneck and Distortion Approach. Whistler, BC, Canada. December 13, 2003: ppt.
  • "Modelling and Control Issues Arising in the Quest for a Neural Decoder" Computation, Control, and Biological Systems Conference VIII. MSU-Bozeman. July 30, 2003: ppt
  • "A Bifurcation Theoretical Approach to Solving the Neural Coding Problem" IGERT Symposium. Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA. June 28, 2003: ppt
  • "Symmetry Breaking Bifurcations of the Information Distortion" Dissertation Defense, Bozeman, MT. April 8, 2003: ppt

  • "Annealing and the Rate Distortion Problem" NIPS, Poster Session. Vancouver, Canada. December 11, 2002: ppt
  • "Symmetry Breaking Bifurcation of the Distortion Problem" American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting. University of Wisonsin, Madison, WI. October 13, 2002: ppt
  • "Coninuation and Bifurcation of the Distortion Problem" American Mathematical Society Sectional Meeting, Poster Session. University of Wisonsin, Madison, WI. October 13, 2002: ppt
  • "Continuation and Symmetry Breaking Bifurcation of the Information Distortion Function" Applied Mathematics Seminar, MSU-Bozeman. September 19, 2002: ppt
  • "Gottfried Leibniz, Carl Gauss and Neural Coding" Bozeman High School. Bozeman, MT. May 9, 2002:ppt
  • "Information Distortion and Neural Coding" First SIAM Conference on the Life Sciences, Poster Session. Boston, MA. March 7, 2002: ppt
  • "Recognition" Journal Club, Center for Computational Biology, MSU-Bozeman. February 26, 2002: ppt
  • "Functional Magnetic Resonance". Journal Club, Center for Computational Biology, MSU-Bozeman. February 20, 2002:ppt
  • "Neural Coding Through the Ages". Complex Biological Systems Seminar, MSU-Bozeman. February 1, 2002: ppt
  • "Approaches to Discovering Neural Coding Schemes" Applied Mathematics Seminar, MSU-Bozeman. January 31, 2002: ppt

  • "PhD Oral Examination: Information Theory and Neural Coding" Applied Mathematics Seminar, MSU-Bozeman. November 29, 2001: ppt
  • "A Probability Model for Neural Coding" Meeting of the Montana Chapter of the American Statistical Association. Montana Tech, Butte, MT. October 23, 2001. ppt
  • "Devising an Experimental Protocol for Controlling HIV Infection through Structured Treatment Interruptions." S. Kubiak, H. Lehr, R. Levy, T. Moeller, A. Parker, and E. Swim. Applied Mathematics Seminar, MSU-Bozeman. October 11,2001: pdf and ps
    The Vertex Search: finding extrema of the information distortion function
  • "My Research: Neural Coding and Decoding" Complex Biological Systems Retreat. Bridger Ski Resort. September, 2001: ppt
  • "Modeling Control of HIV Infection through Structured Treatment Interruptions" Industrial Mathematical Modeling Workshop. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC. August, 2001: three seperate files, all in ps: slides, more slidesand more slides.
  • "Computational Issues when Modelling Neural Coding Schemes" Meeting of Montana NSF EPSCoR Project Participants. Northern Rockies Center for Applied Computational Science. MSU-Bozeman. July 9, 2001: ppt
  • "Probability Theory and Neural Coding" Final Project for Probability Theory: MATH586. MSU-Bozeman. May 4, 2001: pdf or ps
  • "Functionalism" Journal Club, Center for Computational Biology, MSU-Bozeman. May 3, 2001: ppt
  • "The Fundamentals of Neural Coding and Decoding" Montana Academy of the Sciences. MSU-Bozeman. April, 2001: ppt
  • "Large Scale Optimization Techniques for Alex's Neural Coding and Decoding Model" Center for Computational Biology. MSU-Bozeman. February 27, 2001: pdf or ps

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